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Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in Indian state of Kerala

2018-08-19 20:00:23

Canadians with ties to the Indian state of Kerala say they fear for friends and relatives who are stranded amid flooding in the region. Indian officials have called the diaster the worst in the countr

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Heavy smoke and poor air quality force cancellation of two Okanagan triathlons

2018-08-19 20:00:23

Officials say two triathlons in British Columbia's Central Okanagan have been cancelled due to heavy smoke and poor air quality from wildfires burning throughout the province. The remaining races for

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Range of reactions to possible holiday to mark legacy of residential schools

2018-08-19 18:00:31

The federal government's intention to enact a statutory holiday aimed at remembering the legacy of Canada's residential school system has drawn mixed reactions from Indigenous Canadians, with response

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Online socks seller Bombas mixes commerce and charity

2018-08-19 18:00:31

NEW YORK - David Heath co-founded online socks company Bombas not because of an overwhelming desire to make a comfortable sock, but after realizing that they were the No. 1 clothing item requested by

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Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

2018-08-19 18:00:31

The once meat-dominated world of fast-food and casual restaurants is starting to cater to the one-in-ten Canadian diners who identify as vegetarian or vegan by adding an increasing array of alternativ

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Church-flipping: chapels reborn as cabarets, cheese plants and rock-star shrines

2018-08-19 16:15:09

Night peering through the stained-glass windows, the dancer preens like a burlesque black swan at what was once the Mackenzie Memorial Gospel Church in Stratford, Ont. It's the SIN Burlesque Erotic Ca

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Wildfire smoke from B.C. gets in the way of mountain scenery for tourists

2018-08-19 16:15:09

JASPER, Alta. - Smoke from wildfires that's blanketing parts of Alberta does more than just irritate the eyes and throats of visitors to the province's mountain parks — it obscures the spectacular s

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'Hard on water:' Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

2018-08-19 16:15:09

Smoke isn't the only way wildfires affect people and places far from the flames. Researchers are studying how blackened forests affect ecosystems and water quality far downstream just as hundreds of b

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Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

2018-08-19 09:15:42

MECCA, Saudi Arabia - More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba from first light in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five time

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Quebec liquor board employees to hold second one-day strike on Wednesday

2018-08-19 01:01:10

MONTREAL - Quebec liquor board employees say they will hold a second one-day strike on Wednesday — a day before the provincial election campaign kicks off. It's the second of six strike days the wor

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Smoke forces stop to Alberta cycling event, but football in Edmonton still a go

2018-08-19 01:01:10

CALGARY - The first day of a cycling fundraiser in Alberta has been cancelled due to poor air quality from wildfire smoke, but a CFL game was still expected go ahead Saturday as officials anticipated

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Northern B.C. residents face more evacuation orders as some smoke clears up

2018-08-19 01:01:09

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - New evacuation orders have been issued for parts of north-central British Columbia being battered by wildfires, while residents of the region are hoping for more wind to clear ou

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'Four of a dozen kids will not make it:' Tina Fontaine's family healing together

2018-08-18 19:00:04

WINNIPEG - Melissa Stevenson was just starting her career 18 years ago when a summer position at the Indigenous Family Centre in Winnipeg connected her to a youngster named Tina Fontaine. The social w

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Schools grapple with obligations to migrants in shelters

2018-08-18 19:00:04

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out

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Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

2018-08-18 19:00:04

MONTREAL - Canadian politicians are adding their voices to the international reaction pouring in to the death of former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has e

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Parks Canada kills a bull bison that wandered away from Banff National Park

2018-08-18 05:15:14

BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada says it has killed one of two bison bulls that wandered away from Banff National Park. Officials said the animal was moving toward private grazing land and posed a safety r

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City of Edmonton faces environmental charges for pesticide-related offences

2018-08-18 02:00:12

EDMONTON - The City of Edmonton faces environmental charges after allegedly using weed control chemicals inappropriately. Alberta officials say the city has been charged with six counts under the Envi

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Banff's Sunshine ski resort upset with proposed guidelines from Parks Canada

2018-08-18 00:00:31

BANFF, Alta. - An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park says a plan proposed by Parks Canada could hinder its future success. The proposed site guidelines for Sunshine Village releas

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Canopy Growth, Constellation $5-billion deal to be reviewed by federal government

2018-08-18 00:00:31

OTTAWA - The federal government says it will review Constellation Brand Inc.'s proposed $5 billion investment in Canopy Growth Corp. The alcohol giant announced earlier this month it would invest in t

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Hospitals to see 'delays' in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

2018-08-18 00:00:31

OTTAWA - The loss of Saudi Arabian resident physicians in Canada's hospitals will likely cause delays, but ultimately won't impact the quality of care, says a health care group that represents the maj

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B.C. resource and tourism industries braced as wildfires rip through forests

2018-08-18 00:00:31

Tourists are still filling golf courses and shops in Kimberley, B.C., but the smoke-filled city's unique SunMine solar power project is operating at less than half of capacity as nearby forest fires c

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Parts of northern B.C. asked to restrict water use as drought level raised

2018-08-18 00:00:30

VICTORIA - People in parts of northern British Columbia are being asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption because it has been warm and dry. The Peace, Upper Fraser East and Upper Fraser West are

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Judge denies bid to block Squaw Valley ski resort project

2018-08-18 00:00:30

RENO, Nev. - Environmentalists have lost their latest legal bid to block a major redevelopment project at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. Placer County Superior Cour

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New England shrimp population still looks bad amid shutdown

2018-08-18 00:00:30

PORTLAND, Maine - A new analysis of New England's shrimp population doesn't bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans. The Maine-based shrimp fishery has been shut dow

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Ottawa invests $42 million to repair and restore N.S. small craft harbours

2018-08-17 22:00:26

HALIFAX - Ottawa is spending $42 million on 27 small craft harbours across Nova Scotia, aimed in part at helping them recover and prepare for the threat of climate change. Scott Brison, president of t

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Fake weed seen as a public health danger

2018-08-17 20:00:13

A decade after first appearing in the United States, fake weed is seen as a growing health danger. Some marijuana smokers turned to it because it is relatively cheap and not detected in routine drug t

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Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

2018-08-17 20:00:13

WALLINGFORD, Conn. - Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college. The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived i

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Hundreds of Ontario patients didn't receive full doses of cancer drug: agency

2018-08-17 20:00:13

TORONTO - The agency that oversees cancer care in Ontario says a review found hundreds of patients did not receive full doses of cancer drugs because of issues with how the intravenous medications wer

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Tackle this: NFL players benefit from regular yoga practice

2018-08-17 20:00:13

NEW YORK - Without stretching, New York Giants offensive lineman Chad Wheeler folds his 6-foot-7, 317-pound frame over far enough to place his palms flat on the ground. His knees are straight but not

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Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?

2018-08-17 20:00:12

NEW YORK - During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and though

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Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

2018-08-17 20:00:12

LONDON - The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take t

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Bottled water only for drinking after trouble at Manitoba town's treatment plant

2018-08-17 17:46:00

THE PAS, Man. - Residents of a northern Manitoba town are being told not to drink tap water following a mechanical failure at the community's water treatment plant. The provincial government advisory

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Culinary greats gather in homage to French master chef

2018-08-17 17:46:00

PARIS - Hundreds of chefs and students of the culinary arts, among them some of the world's finest, have gathered to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late Joel Robuchon.

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Kimberley on notice to leave as gusty winds fuel wildfires in British Columbia

2018-08-17 17:46:00

The city of Kimberley in southeastern British Columbia has been placed on evacuation alert as wildfires fed by strong, unpredictable winds become more intense in several areas of the province. The ale

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Bob Mackie's designs for Cher, Carol Burnett up for auction

2018-08-17 17:45:59

LONDON - Bob Mackie-designed outfits worn by Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross and others are going up for auction. Nine-time Emmy Award winner Mackie designed the wardrobe for "The Carol Burnett Show"

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'This beautiful place will be preserved forever': New nature reserve for N.L.

2018-08-17 17:45:59

STEPHENVILLE, N.L. - The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced a new nature reserve on Newfoundland's west coast that provides habitat for fox, snowshoe hare and the threatened American marten. T

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DavidsTea shareholder demands answers on Segal's leadership, CEO search

2018-08-17 17:45:59

MONTREAL - A major DavidsTea shareholder says the founder's takeover of the board of directors at the beverage company will cause it to continue to lose good employees and fall far behind its potentia

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Tim Hortons says its China expansion will include menu with congee, matcha

2018-08-17 15:45:34

TORONTO - The president of Tim Hortons says a plan to conquer a crowded Chinese coffee market hinges on tailoring its menu to local habits and tastes — including offering congee and matcha alongside

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In Franklin's anthems, women heard an empowering message

2018-08-17 10:31:03

NEW YORK - Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that resonated deeply with women by celeb

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Happy birthday Boler: 100s of cute campers in Winnipeg for anniversary gathering

2018-08-17 10:31:03

WINNIPEG - Angela Durand sits outside her camper which is decorated to look just like the yellow submarine in the well-known song by The Beatles. In a lawn chair beside the blue-and-yellow 1968 camper

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Trump suggests Canada has been sidelined from latest NAFTA negotiations

2018-08-17 01:16:25

OTTAWA - U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting Canada has deliberately been left on NAFTA's sidelines as one-on-one talks heat up between Washington and Mexico. For four straight weeks, U.S. trade

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NEB allows Trans Mountain to begin construction on parts of pipeline expansion

2018-08-17 01:16:24

CALGARY - The National Energy Board says Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC can start construction on sections of its pipeline expansion between Alberta and British Columbia. The NEB says in a statement that

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Tesla takes Ontario government to court over vehicle rebates

2018-08-16 23:15:03

TORONTO - The Canadian arm of Tesla, Inc., is taking the Ontario government to court, claiming it has been treated unfairly in the cancellation of a program providing rebates to residents who bought e

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US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

2018-08-16 23:15:03

WASHINGTON - U.S. health officials have approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication. The Food and Drug Administration's action Thursday opens the door to more competitio

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Alberta MP mourning newborn daughter's death from genetic disorder

2018-08-16 23:15:03

CALGARY - An Alberta Conservative MP has posted a touching online tribute following the death of his newborn daughter from a genetic disorder. Tom Kmiec, who represents the riding of Calgary Shepard,

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'There's been a lot of devastation:' man whose family lost homes in B.C. fire

2018-08-16 23:15:03

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A father and daughter in Prince George say collecting donations for wildfire evacuees is personal for them, as many of their family members lost homes in a massive wildfire that

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Interior Department eyes protected Arctic land for drilling

2018-08-16 21:15:22

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Trump administration is aiming to open millions of acres (hectares) of Alaska Arctic land for drilling that was protected under the Obama administration. The U.S. Department of

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'Unavoidable accident:' Calgary Zoo peacock dies after flying into zoo golf cart

2018-08-16 21:15:21

CALGARY - One of the peacocks that often roam freely on the Calgary Zoo grounds has died after it flew into the windshield of a moving zoo golf cart. Zoo spokeswoman Trish Exton-Parder said Thursday i

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Four-month-old baby pulled from under truck that rammed home in Surrey, B.C.

2018-08-16 21:15:21

SURREY, B.C. - A four-month-old girl had to be pulled from under a pickup truck that rammed into her home in Surrey, B.C. Assistant fire Chief Chris Keon says the girl was breathing and conscious when